Activity Centres in Wales

Specialist Activity Centres in Wales

Sea, lakes, rivers, mountains and hills; Wales has some stunning natural landscapes that are simply perfect places for children to experience outdoor adventure education. Hardly surprising, therefore, that there are so many activity centres to be found here.

Whether you want to base yourself somewhere like the Pembrokeshire coast to take part in some water based activities like kayaking or windsurfing, the Brecon Beacons for orienteering and team building activities, or climb into the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd or Conwy to do some hill walking or mountain biking; your activity school trip to Wales is going to be energetic and fun!

Every Welsh activity centre we work with holds a range of outdoor adventure based accreditation, meaning that you can be sure that your school group will be in the hands of experienced and professional staff. View each centre's full listing for a checklist of national awards and features designed to make your job of planning a visit easier.

The activity centres we work with offer a mix of single day activities and multi day residential stays, and the majority of centres are more than happy to adapt their activity programmes to meet your goals. So fun-filled end of term reward trips, start of term bonding, or curriculum based outdoor learning, we can help find a safe and exciting Welsh adventure for your group.

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YHA Cardiff Central



YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups.

YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. One of our three state-of-the-art meeting rooms even has an interactive whiteboard – perfect for studying or a city break. You’ll also find whiteboards, flipcharts, projectors and audio equipment. Groups can stay connected with free Wi-Fi (including bedrooms), or relax in our stylishly decorated social areas. Hang out in the bustling social spaces and restaurant, or take advantage of our tasty group catering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There's plenty of peace of mind for group leaders, with 24 hour staffing, regular checks of the hostel and CCTV across the...

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If you are looking for a school residential, an activity day, a short break or a full on wilderness adventure then this is the place to find it all. We have over 25 years experience running school residential and day trips. ...

Safe and Sound Outdoors


Residential outdoor activities in the stunning surroundings of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. AALS licensed centre, catering for up to 100 students + teachers. ...

Sealyham Activity Centre


Visit this centre set in the Margam Country Park, surrounded by beautiful parkland to explore. With easy access to a wide variety of field sites it is an excellent base for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Margam Discovery Centre


YHA Cardiff Central has a 5-star rating and everything you need to explore the vibrant Welsh capital. This former hotel is packed with mod cons and has excellent facilities for school trips and groups. ...

YHA Cardiff Central




Open Door Adventure is an Outdoor Pursuit Centre set in a stunning North Wales location. 25 acres of forest, our own river, caves & mine in our grounds. 20 on-site activities & all you need for action-packed adventure & just 35 miles from Snowdon! ...

Open Door Adventure


Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...

Multi-Activity Package


We offer High Quality Outdoor Education in a residential setting in The Snowdonia National Park. Our activities are adventurous, and challenging and support the curriculum you deliver in school. Experience it for Real at Oaklands, bespoke adventure...

Conway Centres Oaklands


Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...

International Baccalaureate Diploma


Rock UK Summit Centre - A brand new multi-activity centre in south Wales. Following a £4M redevelopment project Summit Centre now offers incredible school residential trips with bursary places available and over 20 adventure activities on offer! ...

Rock UK Summit Centre


Our Discovery packages have been designed to enable teachers to plan a thrilling residential that meets their own needs and budget. This flexible option focuses on your defined key outcomes, so if you want to look at communication we will provide… ...

Discovery Package


Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...

Scout Adventures - Wales


Newgale Lodge is situated in a secluded rural 2-acre setting, just 2-miles from Newgale beach and the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. We offer fully-catered stays and exclusive use to schools of more than 30 and can accommodate up to 50 people. ...

Newgale Lodge


FSC Orielton is set in fantastic wooded grounds, close to rocky shores and sand dunes within the National Park. It is a great location for fun outdoor activities, geography and biology trips at all ages. ...

FSC Orielton


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

North Wales Bushcraft Residential


Manorbier in Pembrokeshire is set on beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Irish Sea. It is a really fantastic location reached by a private road from the nearby village. This is a perfect location for your school activity trip to Pembrokeshire ...

Manorbier
Naturesbase
Naturesbase
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We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase
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Take a 10 day tour of the UK visiting many fantastic cities along the way including Edinburgh, Manchester, Oxford and London. ...

UK Cultural School Trips


At Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre we offer a wide range of adventurous activities on our residential courses including Canoeing, Climbing, Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Scrambling and Weaselling, Mountain Biking to Hill Walking and Raft Building. A...

Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre


Experience the magic of Longtown... the perfect base for experiencing exciting adventures throughout the Brecon Beacons led by our team of enthusiastic, experienced and fully-qualified instructors. Day Trips from £15 per child to 5 day residentials...

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre
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Experience amazing outdoor locations at Field Studies Council’s network of UK Centres. Our courses are all focused on students being immersed in the natural world. They also make use of the beautiful surroundings including using bushcraft skills. ...

Bushcraft with the Field Studies Council


Taking full advantage of our location, we deliver a range of real, challenging activities, such as mountain walking, canoeing expeditions and gorge scrambling. These day long activities really promote self-learning. Great for field studies too! ...

The Hampshire and Cass Foundation Mountain Centre


Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales. Passionate about the outdoors we offer unforgettable experiences and activities to empower young people, developing confidence and communication skills. ...

Plas Menai


FSC Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages. ...

FSC Dale Fort


Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy


Abernant Lake is an outdoor pursuits activity centre on the edge of the Breacon Beacons National Park. Our self contained 55 acre site gives schools the opportunity to experience a range of activities in a safe and caring environment. ...

Abernant Lake


FSC Rhyd-y-creuau is set in the beautiful, rugged landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an inspiring and fun location for your school geography, biology or primary school trip. ...

FSC Rhyd-y-creuau


Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife....

TYF


With direct access to the Menai Strait the venue offers both challenging Outdoor Activities & Creative/Performing Arts opportunities. Set in 169 acres there are an extensive range of on-site activities that last 3hrs so are as productive as possible....

Conway Centres Anglesey
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Plas Gwynant is an amazing setting in its own parkland at the foot of Mount Snowdon in North Wales, and offers high qualilty outdoor learning amongst the mountains, rivers and lakes of the Snowdonia National Park. Sole occupancy is available. ...

Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre


A breath-taking adventure park nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales. With an on-site watersports lake, and woodland adventure activities Colomendy is the perfect environment for young people to explore the great outdoors. ...

Colomendy - Kingswood


Based in the beautiful Cambrian Mountain in Mid Wales. Brenin Adventures provide REAL outdoor adventure in the surrounding countryside. Mountain Days, Paddlesports, Gorge Walking, Climbing, Sailing are just a few of the things we have to offer ...

Brenin Adventures - Outdoor Education


Real Locations, Real Activities, Real Experience - forged from myths and legends. We do things a bit differently at Arc Adventures, all our residential trips follow a storyline so your young people can really immerse themselves in an adventure. ...

Arc Adventures

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